Friday, September 24, 2010

Ten out of ten

I am over the moon with my results for the second photography assignment of my course. I struggled over this one for a lot longer than I should have and in the end it turns out I should have just trusted my instincts and not tried to over think the lessons. Anyway, I feel so much more confident and excited to keep going with this new venture.

Part of the assignment was to submit a picture utilising some of the techniques we had learned, this was my submission…

So I also feel a little justified in my splurge on this fabulous jewellery from a truly talented Ayala Bar. I found her fabulous designs in a shop in The Rocks in Sydney called 'Hathi'. Absolutely stunning pieces, so beautiful that I was unable to stop at just this one, I chose another necklace and some earrings too. Naughty me!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Latest Buys

Do you remember I was harping on about wanting lots of lovely Iron furniture back around the time of my Birthday? (here)

Well, we finally picked up some simply DIVINE pieces on the weekend. I am yet to take delivery of these lovelies, but here are some sneaky iPhone pics I took in store at the wonderful Empire shop in Mt Lawley.

This fabulous old filing cabinet is huge and will be a delight to fill with all my little table items, candles, stationary, napery, cutlery, photos… and so on…

(Ooo, how did i miss that fabulous Mirror in the above pic? Hmmm…)

And then there is the long searched for 'perfect dining table'…

I love how the cabriole style of the leg bases completely transform this very industrial cold material into a rather classical looking design piece fit for even the most uppity of dinner parties.

We actually went out looking for a house, but having failed in that search we settled for things to put in one!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A taste of home

illustration by julia rothman

I was chuffed to discover this fabulous post about my home town on Design*Sponge.

Sarah Hopkins has made mention of some fantastic Wellington institutions, some of them my old favourites and some of them are new to me and I cannot wait to check out when I visit home again in January 2011.

Thanks Sarah, and yay for mentioning the lovely Small Acorns, Amanda's store is truly gorgeous and a visit to Wellington isn't complete without picking up a little item of loveliness from there!

Floriditas is a second *must visit* spot, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Mmmm.

If you are planning a trip to New Zealand, read Sarahs' post and whatever you do, don't skip a visit to this absolute gem of a city.
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